Samsung slider with Android 2.3.4 and LTE for Verizon returns again in new pictures

Samsung slider with Android 2.3.4 and LTE for Verizon returns again in new pictures
A few weeks ago, we showed you some leaked photos of a mysterious Samsung device for Verizon.What could be Sammy's first slider for Big Red, this device offers a display that some believe is so sharp and vivid that it has to be Super AMOLED Plus. The phone itself tells us that Android 2.3.4 is installed. The 4G icon in the status bar tells us that the device is running over Verizon's LTE pipeline. And while the design is similar to the Samsung EPIC 4G currently seen at Sprint, the QWERTY keyboard has a few minor changes like an added internet short cut key, an emoticon key that now shares room with the space bar, and new locations for the 'shift' and 'fn' keys.

With all of the high-end specs mentioned above, it is surprising that there is only a 5MP shooter in back, although a 1.3MP front-facing camera is aboard. While there is 2.17GB of storage remaining after a hard reset, we have no idea how fast the processor is or if it is single-core or dual-core. We do know that the device has been certified for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and last we checked, the handset has yet to visit the FCC. So we still need to see the Feds give it a thumbs up before seeing this introduced by Verizon.

Some more info on this device is now available, such as the model number which is the Samsung SCH-i405. It has a single-core 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. The resolution of the display is 480 x 800 and there is an 1800mAh battery powering the device. Sorry guys, not the Samsung Function just yet!

source: AndroidCentral



1. hmmminteresting unregistered

too bad this couldn't be the Galaxy S2 instead with its sexy specs and slider keyboard...... would be soo sexy ThUmbs up if you agree

3. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

i have 2 agree with you mate

14. Timmay! unregistered

Holy crap its the samsung epic 4g. How many hundreds is verizon gonna charge for that one? its like 99 at sprint.

15. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it has a few upgrades over the Epic like the inclusion of SA+ and LTE. i can see this being priced at $150-$200.

26. lollolfunny unregistered

i wonder what trolls gave a thumbs down hmm i can thing of some on here..

27. lollolfunny unregistered


2. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i doubt it'll be dual-core but this would definitely be a welcome addition to the line up.

4. codymws

Posts: 237; Member since: Jun 17, 2010

I hope it comes soon... my upgrade is Wednesday and I won't be able to wait very long after that to get a new phone...

5. Eric unregistered

Could this be the Function? It certainly looks to be a Galaxy S II device...

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it's not a Galaxy S II, it's likely a "Droid" branded phone or an enhanced Galaxy S.

6. Honorable Statement unregistered

What the f**k? Samsung Galaxy S II, an amazing phone of awesome specs and years of childbearing (That's apps for u) to enjoy.. And Verizon comes up with this piece of s**t? f**k you Verizon. There goes my left nut. Enjoy this crap.

8. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

calm down guy, the GSII is still coming. this doesn't change anything.

10. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Yes, Samsung is taking it's time with the GS2. But I agree with Thump3r- this is the Epic 2 rebranded for Verizon. Last I heard, the Epic 2 will hit Sprint in beginning of Q3, with a new gen 1.0 or 1.2 (?) single core. Same time frame for this? If it is LTE, it will be a very good device. Otherwise, no reason to take it over GS2 or Droid 3, unless you just love keyboards but prefer Samsung.

13. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

whoa! an 1800mAh battery? this and the possibility that it has SA+ will no doubt give it much better battery life than any current LTE offering. this will definitely ease some concerns about having an LTE device with most people.

16. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I love the fact this will most likely be a lte phone with good battery life but come on its single core 512 mb of ram and its a samsung so bad interface. Those specs aren't enough for a droid!

17. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

it was enough for the Droid Charge and if this launches with Gingerbread it'll probably have TW4 which looks much improved.

18. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

The droid charge is way underpowered It has less ram then an IPHONE! Who buys a droid without the best specs i mean if i was selling a slow ferrari would you buy it? I don't like tw4 either i saw it and it still looks cartoonish. Also who knows about gingerbread. The fact it has lte and good battery life means it isn't a waste but still more progress needs to be made with lte devices. I would rather a bionic then this.

19. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'll admit the Droid Charge is underwhelming but it's a pretty good phone when you give into account the SA+ screen and LTE. i don't know why you think TW4 looks cartoonish but whatever. it's in the article guy. 2.3.4, it's right there. it's true, it seems to be pretty slow going with LTE devices but let me remind you Verizon has the misfortune of being the first major carrier with this technology so the manufactures need time to figure out how to incorporate it into their phones without it dieing in 2 hours. it'll be interesting to see what Motorola has done for the Bionic to make it ready for the market.

21. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

I didn't look at the picture your correct im wrong about gingerbread. When I was looking at phones a month ago i looked at the charge but didn't like tw and how ugly and expensive it was. I don't blame verizon but no phone with lte speeds are ready yet in my opinion. The bionic I wouldn't buy because its still looks ugly (based on what has been leaked) still don't like motoblur (especially gb motoblur) and who knows about battery life. As for this phone it looks like a postive step for a phone with lte speeds and that keyboard is awesome. I guess im going to be waiting to replace my ip4 till htc or apple releases a lte phone with good battery life.

20. shawndog1

Posts: 34; Member since: May 21, 2011

Hopefully buy the time I get a upgrade from my TB Verizon will have a device with LTE , keyboard , top notch screen , dual core processor , and latest android . ( fingers crossed )


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Verizon will have two high end large screen smartphones with slide out keyboards. Very nicely done!

25. Ronanonymous

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Thank God it's not the GSII!!! I've been waiting for 5 months for the arrival of a sleek, power GSII. What would be the point of putting a "slider" keyboard on a device with a 4.3 inch screen? I wouldn't have minded a larger battery, though. After this news, I'll happily wait for the real deal..

28. zach unregistered

looks just like the Epic 4G on sprint

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